Affection Section | Disney World

Last Updated on: March 26th, 2024

Affection Section (Disney World)Affection Section was an interactive petting zoo attraction located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World Resort. It was part of Rafiki’s Planet Watch, an area dedicated to wildlife conservation and education.

The Affection Section provided guests with a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with various domesticated animals in a safe and supervised environment. It featured a petting area with friendly and gentle animals, such as goats, sheep, pigs, and other small creatures.

Guests of all ages were invited to interact with the animals, gently petting and feeding them under the guidance of trained cast members. This hands-on experience allowed visitors to learn more about the animals’ behavior, care, and importance in our ecosystem.

The Affection Section aimed to promote animal awareness, respect, and empathy, fostering a deeper connection between guests and the animal kingdom. It was a favorite attraction for families, especially younger children, who enjoyed the chance to meet and interact with animals they might not encounter regularly.

In addition to the petting zoo, Rafiki’s Planet Watch offered other educational experiences, including conservation exhibits, behind-the-scenes glimpses into animal care, and opportunities to learn from Disney’s team of animal experts and veterinarians.

Fun Facts

  • The Affection Section is an interactive petting zoo area located in Rafiki’s Planet Watch, a conservation and education area within Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
  • The area allows guests to get up close and interact with various domesticated animals, including goats, sheep, and other friendly creatures.
  • Visitors can use provided brushes to groom and pet the animals, providing an opportunity for hands-on learning about animal care and conservation.
  • Affection Section is designed to educate guests about the importance of respecting and caring for animals while fostering a sense of empathy and connection with them.
  • It provides a family-friendly and educational experience within Rafiki’s Planet Watch, making it a popular stop for guests interested in animal encounters and learning about wildlife conservation.

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